Design and simulations of a serial-link interconnection network for a massively parallel computer system

Hamid Sharif, Hamid Vakilzadian, Hong Jiang

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Abstract

This paper presents a study of an interconnecting architecture between an array of processing elements and shared memory modules in a massively parallel computer system. This architecture is called Serial Link Interconnection Network (SLIN). SLIN is based on ultrahigh-throughput (more than one gigabits per second) bi-directional serial links. These links connect serially ported processing elements and memory modules through a network of switches. The interconnection network places the outer columns of the switches in a tree topology while the innermost columns are linked point to point. The results of the SLIN computer models' simulations are analyzed in this paper. The findings show the advantages of SLIN architecture in terms of cost-effectiveness and link utilization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE International Workshop on Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems
EditorsVijay Madisetti, Erol Gelenbe, Jean Walrand
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages115-119
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0818652926
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994
EventProceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems - Durham, NC, USA
Duration: Jan 31 1994Feb 2 1994

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE International Workshop on Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems

Other

OtherProceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems
CityDurham, NC, USA
Period1/31/942/2/94

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Sharif, H., Vakilzadian, H., & Jiang, H. (1994). Design and simulations of a serial-link interconnection network for a massively parallel computer system. In V. Madisetti, E. Gelenbe, & J. Walrand (Eds.), Proceedings of the IEEE International Workshop on Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (pp. 115-119). (Proceedings of the IEEE International Workshop on Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems). Publ by IEEE.